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The ball is in the court of the Lieutenant Governor in the case of uproar, assault and sabotage in the meeting of the MCD House. LG can take action up to suspension against the councilors who create ruckus. In such a situation, you may be at a loss, because in case of uproar, based on the report of the Presiding Officer and the MCD, the councilors can be suspended for one to three sittings of the House. There is a provision for such action in the DMC Act. Meanwhile, the BJP is going to protest at Raj Ghat today regarding this matter.
AAP may have to face defeat in the Mayor and Deputy Mayor elections if the Lt. Governor orders the councilors to be suspended from the House. Actually, AAP’s councilors started the uproar in the House meeting. However, the BJP councilors also did not lag behind in creating ruckus later and they too raised slogans against AAP.
On the other hand, MCD officials believe that due to ruckus in the House, the Lieutenant Governor will take strict action if the oath of councilors and the election of mayor and deputy mayor are not held. He is likely to study the report of the presiding officer and MCD as well as take legal opinion in this matter, as there is no mayor in the MCD and the presiding officer has no right to take action against the corporators. Therefore, the Lieutenant Governor now has to take a decision regarding the smooth running of the MCD meeting. In this episode, a provision will also be made to marshal out the Lieutenant Governor in the House meeting. In such a situation, the presiding officer will be able to expel the councilors who create ruckus from the house.
Decision on action only after the report
On the other hand, sources said that in case of ruckus in the House meeting, a strict report will be submitted to the Lieutenant Governor by the Presiding Officer Satta Sharma. She has started preparing the report and will submit the report to the Lieutenant Governor next week. However, he immediately informed the Lieutenant Governor about the whole situation and only after talking to him, he announced the adjournment of the House meeting till the next date. On the other hand, MCD officials will start preparing the report from Monday in case of uproar in the House and they are likely to submit the report to the Lieutenant Governor by the end of next week. The corporator has spoken to the concerned officials on the whole issue and has verbally given the report to the Lieutenant Governor.
unlikely to happen soon
The meeting of the MCD House is not likely to happen soon, as several arrangements have to be made regarding the smooth conduct of the meeting. Apart from this, due to the vandalism in the house, it needs to be repaired. At the same time, a request will be made from the MCD side to fix the date of the meeting. According to the MCD, the file will be moved to convene the meeting next week itself. Thus, it is believed that the meeting of the House will be held at the end of this month. Therefore, the councilors may have to wait for about 20 days to take oath.
Took oath but could not sign
Four MCD councilors, nominated by the Lieutenant Governor on the recommendation of the central government, took oath, but could not sign the register due to the ruckus. In this way, the matter of becoming councilors of nominated councilors Vinod Kumar, Laxman Arya, Mukesh Mann and Sunit Chauhan, who took oath during the uproar, could not be clarified. However, the presiding officer Satya Sharma has got all the rights and powers of the corporator. The oath was administered to him by the District Magistrate of New Delhi district and he also signed the register. After this, he started the proceedings of the house.
BJP’s strike today
The BJP has become strict in the matter of ruckus created by the corporators of the Aam Aadmi Party in the corporation. The BJP has made preparations to fight the battle from the road to the Lieutenant Governor’s Secretariat. BJP leaders have decided to give money in front of Rajghat on Saturday, while she will complain to the Lieutenant Governor in this matter.